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Friday, April 21, 2006

Warriors ink two defenders for this fall

Wayne State has signed two more players for the women's team in defensemen Tegan Schroeder and Christine Jefferson.

"We are fortunate to have signed two very skilled defensemen," said WSU head coach Jim Fetter. "And we will be looking for them to step in and contribute right away."

Schroeder (below), from Lumsden, Sask., played two years of varsity hockey for the Hounds of Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, where she helped the team win two Saskatchewan Provincial Female Midget AA Championships as well as two Western Canadian Shield Female Midget Championships.

Schroeder was named the team's best defenseman in 2005 and 2006.

She was also a member of the Team Saskatchewan Under-18 squad and competed at nationals in Salmon Arm, B.C., the last two seasons.

Joining her on the blueline next season will be Jefferson, from Nepean, Ont. Jefferson played four years on the varsity hockey squad at Merivale High School and earned such accolades as the coaches' award and team MVP. She served as the team captain the last two seasons.

Jefferson (above) also played on Merivale's touch football team for three years.

"Tegan and Christine have a lot of potential, and we are looking forward to developing them and making them better hockey players," said Fetter.

Schroeder and Jefferson will join fall signees Chelsea Burnett and Brandi Frakie in the freshman class for the 2006-2007 campaign.

"This is a good class coming in, thanks to the great recruiting work by Grant Kimball and Mare MacDougall," said Fetter. "This program will continue to take steps in the right direction."

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